Tomorrow is the BIG day, evaluation time

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Tomorrow is the BIG day, evaluation time
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Mon, 11-15-2004 - 7:56pm

Well tomorrow is E-Day!

               

 

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Mon, 11-15-2004 - 10:01pm

Hi their yes being nervous is normal and part of being mom. We have never had the type of in depth testing that you are having done to your dd. We just did sid testing through our ot. Ours was only about 2 hours long and we had to come back a week latter after all the results were figured out.


David had a lot of fun doing all the testing. I had a lot of paper work to fill out. They did

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Mon, 11-15-2004 - 10:19pm

You both can do it Rachel! I know you girls can! With all your vigor & zest, you're a feisty one!!! I can only imagine that Olivia is just as lovely!..........


I'm so sorry that it's going to be such a long ride, I'm sure that you're armed with tons of things to counter any mini-episodes with! What's really fun is putting toys in paper bags & letting Olivia open them after song #1 is over, song #2 & so on!....


It sounds like an incredibly intense eval & the Children's hospital is renowned! Now, if you don't agree with something they say, don't fear! You know her best & I'm sure you'll speak up!!!.........


Wishing you an elated day that proves to be insightful & productive!...


I'll be thinking of you & awaiting the update!!!! What time is that appt? ......... (I'm guessing your rush hour is 8ish?)


Love to you & hugs onto Olivia!.......xoxo



Colleen~ Mom of Morgan, 10 -- Madison, 6 & Maxwell, 34months!


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Mon, 11-15-2004 - 11:22pm
I'm just curious, are your doing the eval. as part of qualifying for the preschool? I guess I got here a little late to know the whole story. I did get my kids evaluated independantly, but here in Utah the preschool does an eval, and if the kids either have a diagnosis from another source or they deem them to be in need enough and "behind" in enough areas, they they will put them in the program, no problem. Although, mind you, they can't actually diagnose anything, (though sometimes they like to hint broadly about what they think is up...)

But they have "educational classifications", where if they see enough signs of, say, autism, then they can say that they child needs to get therapy and they would struggle to succeed in school without it, and that their educational classification is autism, although no doctor has said so. (Did that make sense?) Anyway, I was just curious about why the timing on the neuro had to be when it wasn't (?) good for you. (I'm just curious.)

But good luck and it is a good thing. Answers and direction are always a good thing. Uncertainty is something we live with a lot, but it is much nicer to know where to go. Also, I find with a definate diagnosis you get a lot more help from the schools, they are a lot more willing to work with you. I hope all goes well.

Rachel

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Mon, 11-15-2004 - 11:27pm
Hi Rachel:

I just wanted to wish you and Olivia luck tomorrow. I can completely empathize with what you are going through right now. I am actually having Adam evaluated by a psychologist on Thursday, the day after your evaluation, to see if he is on the spectrum or not. Someone is coming through EI to the house and it is supposed to be between two and a half to three hours. My friend who has two autistic daughters and a son who may be on the spectrum recommended that I have her do the eval. I'm really nervous also. I have had thoughts for a while that he may be on the spectrum, but then I think about the things that he does which suggest he is not. I just need an answer one way or another, although I think in my case I may not receive one. He is only eighteen months old right now and I don't think it will be a clear-cut decision. So on one hand I dread receiving a bad diagnosis immediately and on the other, I dread having to wait even longer to find out.

Anyway, sorry to go on about me. Make sure if you don't agree with something they say, that you speak up which I'm sure that you would do anyway. Hope the trip to Boston isn't too painful. That is great that you're going to the Children's Hospital. Good luck again!

-Debbie (mom of 18-month-old Adam)

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Tue, 11-16-2004 - 11:07am
Good luck Rachel. I have only read a bit about Olivia but I wanted to wish you luck. Let us know how the eval went!

Michele
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Tue, 11-16-2004 - 7:50pm

Thank you Dawn for the thought today, I could feel them the whole 2 hour trip, yes that is what I said.

               

 

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Tue, 11-16-2004 - 8:05pm

Hey thanks for the positive thoughts, our trip was very long but Olivia did very well in the car.

               

 

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Tue, 11-16-2004 - 8:25pm

Rachel


It is not part of the qualification process, but it is easier to get the services you need when you have an official diagnoses from a professional, especially from a facility like Children's.

               

 

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Tue, 11-16-2004 - 8:29pm

Thanks Debbie!!

               

 

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Tue, 11-16-2004 - 8:30pm

Thanks Michele I appreciate your well wishes, and welcome again!


Rachel